Committed to ending violence since 1981
Our mission is to empower individuals and families to end domestic and sexual violence through client services, prevention education, community collaboration and public awareness.
Our non-profit brings hope to Northeast Oklahoma victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking while working with community partners to promote healthy relationships and end abuse. We are certified by Oklahoma’s Office of the Attorney General and host the State's only certified safe house in Delaware County.
We’re dedicated to commemorating the memory of Oklahoma native, Fern L. Holland, who worked internationally for human rights. We opened our first shelter in 1982. This safe place has welcomed thousands of victims and children with food, clothing, and supportive understanding. Today the 18-bed shelter and single-family safe house are filled to capacity 350 days a year.
Recognizing a need for neighborhood services outside the City of Miami, we launched offices in Vinita and Jay in 1997. Today, these satellite locations host trained advocates prepared to help victims access our full scope of services. Our Peace Wing permanent housing program opened in 2007 to complete the path for victims choosing to live free from violence.
Violence will not end if we focus solely on its victims. Our state certified Batterer’s Intervention Program was initiated in 2002, followed by aggressive prevention, education, and outreach programs that touch the community at large.
Community Crisis Center programs and services for victims are provided at no-charge. Our Batterer Intervention Program includes fees. Our annual operating budget is supported by grants and donations.